The big yellow tree is gone from the spot that is circled, below is the view from my car window, what is left. the pile is higher than my Kia roof.
Above is how the street below looks now, that big tree fell across the road we drive. It has been there for 2 weeks, causing us to have to detour.
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Collage above/below is our yard piles...
These are the things we SEE all over town. There is much more than what can be seen. Resturants are closed, gas stations are closed, business are closed which means the people who work there have been without a pay check for 2 weeks, which will put most people on eviction notices.
The news tells us the trees that fell took the bee hives with them, down into our environment, causing them to lose their homes and people to be in danger. All of the debri removal may take 6 to 8 weeks or longer, It seems we don't have enough trucks/employees to remove it all, and must hire contractors from other states. They go where the money is... Our area can only pay 8.00 per sq yard removal, other places pay 18.00 per sq yard.
And then the paper warns us we will be in for a long fight with insurance companies, That they still have not paid all of Hurricane Sandy damages which was FIVE years ago.
I tell you this to share what is happening all over five states, just from one storm. And there have been many storms. Bob and I are fine, we have nothing gone, and we are retired with no jobs to lose. Once again it is the very poor that suffer the most. I can't imagine Mexico and Peourto Rico and all the states that have been on fire for months now.... This is not doom n gloom, but we do need to be aware and to be grateful for what we have and help when we can.